Revere Man Charged with Failing to Register as a Sex Offender
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
BOSTON – A Revere man was indicted today by a federal grand jury in Boston for failing to register as a sex offender.
Steven Veno, 55, was indicted on one count of failing to register as a sex offender. Veno is required to register as a Level 2 sex offender in Massachusetts based on Massachusetts state court convictions for rape of a child in 1993. Pursuant to the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, he is also required to register in any jurisdiction where he lives or works. Law enforcement officers recently became aware that over the past several years Veno has been periodically living and working in Florida, but has never registered in Florida. Veno is presently in custody.
Failing to register as a sex offender provides for a sentence of no greater than 10 years in prison, a minimum of five years and up to lifetime supervised release, and a fine of $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb and John Gibbons, United States Marshal for the District of Massachusetts, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Anne Paruti, Weinreb’s Project Safe Childhood Coordinator and a member of the Major Crimes Unit, is prosecuting the case.
The case is brought as part of Project Safe Childhood. In 2006, the Department of Justice created Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and DOJ’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov/.
Updated September 7, 2017
Project Safe Childhood